Cookbook Countdown, December 2016

I'm joining again the lovely people at in their use-your-cookbooks challenge.

This time I'm trying an even older cookbook than the not-really-successful recipes I tried last time -- but this time I'm using one by an actual chef whose recipes I keep seeing when I use his menus and have always thought sounded good. So we shall see if the ones I choose are to my taste this time! It's the 1911
The International Cook Book by Filippini
who was chef at Delmonico's in New York 'way back when!! (By the way, there's also a 1920 cookbook associated with Delmonico's, but by Charles Ranhofer, The Epicurean.)

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